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Water year 2019: 2019-10-01 to 2020-09-30
 

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USGS Water-Year Summary 2019
06339500 KNIFE RIVER NEAR GOLDEN VALLEY, ND
LOCATION - Lat 47°09'16", long 102°03'34" referenced to North American Datum of 1927, in sec.03, T.142 N., R.90 W., Mercer County, ND, Hydrologic Unit 10130201, on right bank 6 ft downstream from highway bridge, 4.5 mi downstream from Elm Creek, and 9 mi south of Golden Valley.
DRAINAGE AREA - 1,230 mi². approximately.
REVISIONS HISTORY - WSP 1006: Drainage area. WSP 1279: 1904, 1914-19(M), 1922-24(M), 1944.
SURFACE-WATER RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - DAILY DISCHARGE--June 1903 to November 1906, April 1907 to November 1915, April 1916 to October 1919, and October 1921 to September 1924 (published as "at Broncho" or "near Broncho"), and May 1943 to current year. Monthly discharge only for some periods published in WSP 1309.
PERIOD OF RECORD.--DAILY GAGE HEIGHT--October 2000 to current year.
GAGE - Water-stage recorder. Datum of gage is 1848.5 ft above North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD29) datum was converted to NAVD88 datum using the National Geodetic Surveys VDATUM transformation tool in November, 2017. Prior to October 1, 2017, datum was published as 1,847.13 ft above NGVD29.

Previous locations and datums are as follows (From WSP 1729 or 1917 for history of changes prior to May 1, 1946) :

May 29, 1903 to March 23, 1905; Chain gage at site 4 miles downstream at different datum.

March 25, 1905 to September 30, 1924; Chain gage at site 3 miles upstream at different datum.

April 24 to Oct 27, 1943 ; Staff gage at present site and datum

October 28, 1943 to May 1946; Wire Weight gage at present site and datum.

REMARKS -

10/01/13-09/30/14: Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/14-09/30/15: Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/15-09/30/16: Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

10/01/16-09/30/17: Records good except for estimated daily discharges, which are poor.

EXTREMES FOR WATER YEAR 2017.--Maximum peak flow, 896 ft³/s, March 22, estimated, peak stage, 11.23 ft; maximum peak stage, 11.28 ft, March 21, affected by backwater.

EXTREMES OUTSIDE PERIOD OF RECORD - Flood of March 26, 27, 1943 reached a stage of 26.7 ft, from floodmark. The 1943 flood was the highest since 1903 according to information from local resident.
EXTREMES FOR PERIOD OF RECORD - Maximum peak stage, 27.73 ft, March 22, 2009, from floodmark.
WATER-QUALITY RECORDS
PERIOD OF RECORD - Water years 1950, 1964-65, 1972 to 2012.